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  • Hazardous Surf Warning for Byron, Coffs, Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts Mon 17 Jan 2022

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    New South Wales
    Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales 
    Issued at 07:35 AM EDT on Monday 17 January 2022
    Weather Situation
    Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas.
    Hazardous Surf Warning for the following areas:
    Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast
    NSW Police Force, Marine Area Command advise that:
     People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
     Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
     Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.
     Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.
     Boaters should remember to log on with their local Marine Rescue radio base, via VHF Radio or the Marine Rescue APP, and consider their safety management plan.
    The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Monday.
    Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information
    on wind, wave and weather conditions for
    these areas at or on marine